Internet of Things (IoT) – The next generation innovation
When we talk about innovation in technological sector, computers, laptops, smart phone, wireless technology, app store, SAP, Oracle, LED, cloud, drive are all that comes into our mind. Each of these inventions bypasses the previous modes and stands out as a leader of the current generation. We see an ideal combination of compactness, reliability, durability and style.
Now, the question arises which technology is coming over to rule the world in the upcoming generation? Is it robotics or mechatronics or 3D interface? Or is it a combination of all these?
Internet of Things (IOT) is an interesting upcoming trend, which connects people, workplace and things to each other. It is just like giving life to the non-living and makes it contribute to work. So, how is it implemented and how will it benefit the workplace, this article will shed light upon it.
The IOT involves machine to machine communication i.e. connecting sensors into things which senses and collects data, communicates it to the cloud where it is analyzed and interpreted for leveraging it. This enables to work from anywhere you want. You have smart phones and gadgets in your hand and an instantaneous connection to the world through applications and cloud computing. Thus, you can access the data analyzed by the cloud on its app and make decisions.
IOT can be implemented anywhere, it can be used on roads to control traffic flow, in stores to check customer and employee movement, in factories and warehouses to keep an eye on inventory and productions, custom and check boxes during transit, weather meters and even in construction sites to see for cracks and material.
On roads, sensors can be placed in street lights and beneath the roads. The sensors can collect the number of cars passing by during a specific period of the day. If the traffic stops due to rush or unforeseen circumstances, drivers can check and take an alternate route. Similarly, the sensors in roads can detect water, oil or any crack which can alert the center for repair and maintenance. This is how information is driven into action.
This concept has reduced the human interfere into the system. It has connected workplaces in an entire network web, linking sensing objects, individuals, applications, computers and subsidiaries. This will reduce information loss and converging data, not in a single system but a cloud which can connect every related individual in the loop.
The real challenge lies in the penetration of the concept especially in the business dynamics, as it involves cost as well as expertise, not only in implementing but also designing the back end process. It also wants to maintain human interference and communication. They want to create solution to the existing problem, not to extrapolate it.
Thus, Internet of things is a very creative idea to energize the inanimate objects in order to emit unlimited data to the system. It is an upcoming phenomenon to give objects life and prevent disasters and tragedies, along with effective supervision and management. It is indeed a next level technological advancement extending the data scope in an organized system, making dynamics complex but life simpler.